One of Europe’s largest solar power rooftop installations has been brought onstream by solar developer Sunrock on Patrizia’s 210,000 m2 Maasvlakte logistics development in Rotterdam’s harbour area.
The project will deliver a major contribution to the Dutch government’s target of aligning with the EU’s ‘Green Deal’ and making the economy net carbon neutral by 2050, while also accounting for around half of the total solar power output of Patrizia’s Dutch logistics real estate portfolio.
Sunrock has installed a 120,000 m2 photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof of the Maasvlakte logistics development, capable of producing 25 Megawatt peak (MWp) a year of clean energy, which is sufficient to meet the annual energy needs of 8,000 households.
The Sunrock and Patrizia solar energy partnership has the ambition to double the current 53 megawatt (MW) installed PV capacity across Patrizia’s 1.2 million m2 European logistics portfolio, which is now mainly concentrated in the Netherlands, as well as in Germany, France and Belgium. That expansion would bring Patrizia’s total solar power capacity to over 100 Megawattpeak (MWp), which is sufficient to power around 37,000 households.
Emile Poort, Patrizia's country head for the Netherlands, said: 'When Patrizia acquired the Maasvlakte distribution centre development in 2021 for €230 mln, it was the biggest single Dutch logistics real estate deal by area on record. Now in our partnership with Sunrock, we have set a new sustainability benchmark with the largest single rooftop solar power installation in the Netherlands, and this is just the start of Patrizia’s pan-European renewable energy journey in the logistics sector.'